When your child is absent from school, we are required by law to log the reason for that absence.
If your child is absent due to illness, please take the following action:
Telephone school before 9am to notify us that your child will be absent and why. This is applicable to each day that your child is absent unless a return date has been given given. There is an answer machine in school for you to leave a message if it is before staff are in school to answer the phone.
If your child is absent for a reason other than illness, we must have notification by use of a Leave of Absence form, completed and sent into school for the attention of the Headteacher before the absence.
Please note that Headteachers are no longer able to authorise holiday leave in school time unless there are exceptional circumstances as detailed below.
In conjunction with amendments to the government's policy on granting leave of absence, from September 2013 Headteachers will not be authorising school holidays during term time.